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Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas for Little Girls - 2 to 9 yrs old

My girls' ages range from 2 to 9 years old.  These are my picks for them this year plus some other favorite ones from years before.  Some are handmade and some are bought locally and some I had to order online.  I try not to go overboard on presents.  I will make them a pretty, fancy dress for Christmas that I will wrap up that will be from Andy and I.  Last year I made them THESE.

Here are Marmie's picks:

The older girls really wanted a life size, weighted baby doll.  I never realized how expensive these are.  I also really like some of the Waldorf ones too but the girls wanted ones that looked realistic.  I liked the price and the sweetness of Paradise Gallery's dolls.
Paradise Gallery Weighted Life Size Baby Doll

Since I have been homeschooling, I need to stock up on some more supplies especially athletic ones.  I asked my girls if they know how to Double Dutch.  They don't do that anymore at schools at least around here.  I know they are going to LOVE it plus you can play all kinds of math games and such using the jumprope.  I got two singles for them ply two big ones for Double Dutch.  You can get these at most sporting good stores.



I also like to balance my girlie things with not so girlie things.  So I got Georgia her first real archery set.  We will also get a hay bale and target paper for the backyard.  I want to make her a little arrow bag to wear.  You can also get this at your local sporting goods store.  And for Sophia, I got her a Pink softball glove and ball.  She is really good at hand eye coordination and this will be a fun & easy way to do something in the yard.



I got this great wooden Waldorf dollhouse with all the furniture years ago when my older girls where really little at an antique store in town.  I put it away once they stopped playing with it and am going to regift it to Evelyn who is 2.  I'm still not sure how I am going to explain Santa re-gifting but I am sure that I can come up with a creative story. Wink wink!

                                     

 I ordered on etsy some wooden peg dolls that are the same as our family of five.  I am going to decorate them and make little clothes for them to go with the dollhouse.

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To go with the whole Waldorf doll theme I saw these handmade play mats too.  I plan on making a little  outdoor scene out of felt that can be rolled and laid out with the dollhouse and dolls.  I think Evelyn will love it.
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I pinned this adorable denim humpback whale months ago and decided to make it also for Evelyn.  I had to free hand draw the pattern which is pretty tricky to do.  But it turned out pretty cute.  I want to make one more because the first one came out smaller than anticipated.  I used denim on the top and some charcoal wool for the bottom and little white button eyes.

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 I also got:
Gourmet Candies from around the world
Old fashioned lacing/sewing cards
Dress up Princess Bear Wooden Lacing Toy
Matching Game
Labyrinth Game
Chinese Checkers
Prism Wooden Puzzle
Vintage Dressing Table Set (mirror, brush, comb, powder, perfume bottle with perfume)
Jewelry - I got Georgia a necklace with two charms.  One says "Be Brave" and the other one says "You are loved"

Some favorite little girl book ideas:
Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
What are you so grumpy about? by Tom Lichtenheld
Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
How I Became A Pirate by David Shannon
Do Princesses Scrape their Knees? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and Mike Gordon
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folklore by Nelson Mandela
The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

3 comments:

  1. These are great picks! I love that you are giving a bow and arrow!!! awesome. I adore the waldorf nature mat. I have been thinking about giving one too! I need to post my boy gifts! xo

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    1. Thanks! I could link your post on mine. I need a good day or two to make my gifts which is a little tricky when you are homeschooling!

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